RADIO FOR A NEW CENTURY

Grass­root Wavelengths (GW) seeks to increase the capa­cit­ies of these sta­tions, while at the same time mak­ing them less expens­ive and more simple to oper­ate. Our goal is to dra­mat­ic­ally increase the num­ber of sta­tions in Europe and around the world. We start from peri­pher­al and rur­al areas, usu­ally most in need of loc­al media

GW is build on the RootIO radio plat­form, a free/open hard­ware and soft­ware stack that allows the cre­ation of a sta­tion based on an inex­pens­ive smart phone. Com­munity mem­bers listen on FM radio, and inter­act with the sta­tion through the Web and their phones.